When God became human, in Jesus, God Himself said YES to us. As the man Jesus lived with God and for God he said YES to God for us. Jesus isn’t only God’s YES to us he is also our YES to God. He is the true man who says YES to God for us.
When Jesus makes himself known personally to us as both God’s YES to us and our YES to God we say NO to him. We reject him. We cannot find it within ourselves to say YES to the Yes that he is. Nevertheless, in the constancy of His love, the God who sent His Son into the world also sends his Spirit into our hearts enabling us to say YES to Jesus.
God sends his Spirit as light into our darkness to light up the eyes of our hearts. Then we can see the light of God’s grace in the face of Jesus. This light has power to liberate us. We are set free for God. We do not have this freedom in ourselves. We are in bondage to ourselves and cannot respond freely to God at all. But as the light of God shines into our hearts, by the Spirit, we are set free to say YES to Jesus as God’s YES.
In God’s Son and by His Spirit God says His emphatic YES to us. And in God’s Son and by His Spirit we say our YES to God. It is all YES!.